Source: Yougle Bhaskar (Dainik Bhaskar-05-July-2019)
Next BIG Idea contest
The Next BIG Idea contest provides an opportunity to tech startups from India, to tap into the most tech-savvy economy i.e. North America. The contest is an application based process, where winners get selected based on multiple rounds of screening, post which they are provided a soft-landing opportunity in North America by spending 2 weeks in Canada. The winners gain exposure to Canada’s vibrant start-up ecosystem providing them with an opportunity to meet with potential customers/partners, interact with the investor community, get business development support, and have multiple networking opportunities with various stakeholders.Under India-Canada Bilateral Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program, 100 Indian technology startups are being supported over a period of 2 years (2018 & 2019) – with 50 companies being selected each year for a market access bootcamp hosted in Mumbai. Post evaluations by Jury Members from the industry, top 13 startups are selected for the bespoke 2-week program in Canada. The ICBIEP program is sponsored by the NSTEDB Division of the Department of Science and Technology (Government of India) with Zone Startups India as the implementation partner. The program is being branded under the Next BIG Idea contest for two years (2018 & 2019).
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